Hi there beautiful people!
Hope you all doing great and relaxing before Christmas !
But if for any reason you are still without gifts for your small once and have no idea what to get them i’m here for you with some great ideas for toddler less waste vegan friendly stocking or Christmas gifts .
I’m basically going to show you what we bought for our little sprout Aurora who is 1 year and almost 2 months old.
Quick disclaimer ! We don’t always shower our kid with so many gifts but this year i found some really amazing deals on stuff that i know baby number 2 who is coming on the 25th of February will enjoy later on as well .We are not minimalists as i mentioned before but we try to make better choices when we can but we are still on budget so it’s not
So my advice for you is if you are buying gifts for your child think first of what they need specially when you are on budget and don’t feel bad if you can’t get them 50 different things that they want . Also if you are buying for a child in the family or friends kid ask the parents if there is something the child needs first 🙂
Something that Aurora needs were: – new leggings and pants so i did made some and i’m planning to sew some more .
– Sippy cup / Water bottle . We decided to go for NUK stainless steal bottle . We love NUK glass bottles and we have pleasure to be using them for over a year . So i highly recommend if you are looking for glass or stainless steel bottles go for NUK !
– Plate set . We have one bamboo set (small plate,cup and bowl ) but we realized that it would be nice to have one more so i found this bamboo set from BimBamBoo Kids on huge sale ! Great less waste choice light as plastic but good for the environment. Highly recommend set like that if you have no idea what to get . You can’t go wrong with it as it it’s very handy gifts for a small little human .
– Natural rubber bath toy from Hevea ! We own big duck bath toy from Hevea and the quality is amazing and it’s nicer choice in my opinion than the regular plastic bath toys . If you are wondering there is no holes in the toys so water can’t get inside and make the toy moldy . Got also on sale 50%off !
Next part is toys !
Our daughter has good collection of toys in my opinion but maybe not as much as kids now days on average.
We have some of the plastic toys that were found in thrift store and gifted to us or we got something here and there like our big plastic toy box . My point is if your child likes /wants something specific and you know it’s made of plastic on top of plastic just try to find it second hand ! Thrift stores , websides , facebook groups or even Ebay are full of toys that people got for their small once and we know how it usually ends .
If you are looking for some nice quality wooden toys here are our gift choices this year !
*TIP*Check food / grocery stores ! So here in Sweden where we live occasionally LIDL has a good quality stuff that are good quality brands but since it’s a grocery store they have amazing deals on the stuff . Quick example-my Christmas gift wish this year was to get a serger overlock sewing machine since i make a lot of sewing projects . We got one from Singer at lidl for 50 % less than we would have to pay at any other shop ! Same goes for toys or clothes! *
So wooden play food in my opinion is go for as soon as toddlers are having more interest in this kind of form of play but as well it’s a great way to teaching them different colors, shapes , names of the food and what not . We all know wooden play food can be pricey but i mentioned Lidl for a reason because they had amazing offer with huuuggge varieties of different wooden toys , puzzles and play food .
We picked up a set of vegetables with a small knife and cutting board. Super adorable and beautiful made .
We also picked it up some
of the wooden food from one other shop because we saw that they are going to have a bunch of wooden toys .
At the same place we got also :
-Music instruments because our daughter loves playing on different instruments and we thought making her collection a bit bigger will be nice . You could pick up few and make cute music gift
basket , it will bring a lot of fun.
– Wooden people bowiling set ! It’s actually fun to find wooden toys that are multipurpose on some point and you can play in many different ways . It’s a bit like buying 2 or 3 gifts in 1 . Good for practicing imagination with a little kids .
Hope you are going to get inspired and you liked the post!
Warm hugs !